TUR Nice-Bormio 2024

TUR Nice-Bormio 2024

FRANCE|ITALY

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16 - 27 Jul 2024

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Challenging

Approx. AU$4,994

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GBP£2,617

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USD$3,331

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€3,000.00

START LOCATION

Nice

END LOCATION

Bellagio

DAYS

8

AV. DAILY DISTANCE

100KM | 62MI

AV. DAILY ELEVATION

2750M | 9000FT

Bucket list tour for a group of Aussies in unfamiliar territory - mountains!

There is not that much VERY high terrain in Australia, so this group of keen cyclists decided to fulfil every cyclist's desire to ride the French and Italian Alps.

Starting in Nice, they head north crossing the French Italian border at Colle della Lombarda. After a brief stay in the Piedmont Alps, they continue on to the challenge of legendary Stelvio, Gavia and Mortirolo.

The celebrations will be held in Bellagio by beautiful Lake Como. No doubt an excursion up Ghisallo will be dared, but all-in-all it will be an epic week!



PRIVATE CUSTOM TOUR
CONFIRMED DEPARTURE | 1 PLACES REMAINING!

WHAT'S INCLUDED

LUXURY ACCOMMODATION (TWIN SHARE) | BREAKFASTS | GUIDE | VEHICLE SUPPORT | ALL IN-TOUR TRANSFERS | ON-ROAD FOOD | LOAN GPS DEVICE

RECOMMENDED AIRPORTS

ARRIVAL NICE DEPARTURE MALPENSA

PRICE PER PERSON

TWINSHARE €3,000.00 | SINGLE ROOM €4,250.00

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FULL ITINERARY

DAY ZERO MON 15 JUL | ARRIVAL

Arrive into Nice and settle into your hotel. Meet your guide and make sure bikes are ready to ride next day.

DAY ONE TUE 16 JUL | COL DE LA MADONE LOOP

Great loop of the hills inland from the Cote d'Azur. The route climbs away from the coast at the get-go, culminating at the Col de Braus. Great descent almost to the Mediterranean before turning right and stretching the legs on Col de l'Olive. This is the warm-up to the Col de la Madone, and we take in the Col d'Eze on the way back to Nice. Pace yourself as there are three bigger days ahead!
DISTANCE | 105KM | 65MI
ELEVATION | 2750M | 9000FT

DAY TWO WED 17 JUL | NICE TO ROQUEBILLIERE

Today we leave Nice for the French Martime Alps. Our route takes us north-east, up through Sospel and then onto the Turini Pass. Although used in the Tour de France from time to time, this highly engineering section of road is more famous for the Rally Monte Carlo. There may be some big climbs today, but there are also some brilliant descents.
DISTANCE | 90KM | 56mi
ELEVATIO | 3200M | 10500FT

DAY THREE THU 18 JUL | ROQUEBILLIERE TO CUNEO

Stunning route today from France into Italy via the Colle della Lombarda. Warm up on the solid climb to Col Saint-Martin. Then an almost 20KM descent before the ascent of the day. Allegedly the French side is not as beautiful as the Italian side, so the day only gets better once you summit around 2350M above sea level. Long downhill all the way to Cuneo, our next stop.
DISTANCE | 130KM | 81M
ELEVATION | 3250M | 10650FT

DAY FOUR FRI 19 JUL | CUNEO LOOP

The route begins deceptively flat but the elevation gradually builds until you are climbing the slopes towards Fauniera and the Colle Valcavera at a lofty 2,416M above sea level. The second half of the ride is downhill, for pretty much a glorious 50KM.
DISTANCE | 95KM | 59MI
ELEVATION | 2050M | 6700FT

DAY FIVE SAT 20 JUL | CUNEO TO BORMIO

A rest day! Transfer day from Cuneo to Bormio. After sitting in the van all morning, optional shake-out ride up Bormio 2000 or Lake Cancano in the afternoon.

DAY SIX SUN 21 JUL | STELVIO DAY!

A truly magnificent loop, with the challenge of riding all three sides of the Stelvio. Pace yourself up the ‘easier’ side from Bormio, and then slalom down the Umbrail Pass into Switzerland. A scenic, warp speed downhill to Glorenza, before we commence the deceptively, gentle start to this long legendary ascent. The bubbling stream and alpine pastures soon give way to the 48 hairpins that lead inexorably to the summit. Swoop back down to Bormio and soak in the thermal baths of this spa town.
DISTANCE | 102KM | 63MI
ELEVATION | 3200M | 10500FT

DAY SEVEN MON 22 JUL | EPIC LOOP

Keep it coming! Fantastic day in the saddle riding the legendary Passo Mortirolo and Passo Gavia. Nowhere to hide. Roll down the valley and up the infamous Mortirolo. Then on to Ponte di Legno and the magnificent southern ascent of the Gavia. The treat is the final brilliant descent into Bormio. Now you can put your feet up!
DISTANCE | 110KM | 68MI
ELEVATION | 2750M | 9000FT

DAY EIGHT TUE 23 JUL | BORMIO TO BELLAGIO

Today you transfer from Bormio to Bellagio. Predominately a downhill run all the way to Lake Como. Our trusty guide will leave you today but your accommodation is booked through to a departure on Saturday 27 July.
Farewell, until next time.
Ride safe Puntos!
DISTANCE | 140KM | 87MI
ELEVATION | 1100M | 3600FT

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WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

FLIGHTS | INSURANCES | BIKE HIRE | BIKE CASE TRANSFERS | LUNCHES | DINNERS | SOFT DRINKS AND ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES | COFFEE STOPS | PERSONAL HOTEL EXPENSES | PRE- OR POST-TOUR ACCOMMODATION

WHAT KIND OF CYCLISTS TAKE YOUR TOURS?

There is no mold! We have had cyclists from 18-72 years of age, some choosing easy, others choosing extremely challenging tours. We firmly believe we have something for almost all cycling abilities. Use our Difficulty Rating to help you select a tour that suits what you want.  We're happy to talk it over with you if you're unsure.

HOW MUCH RIDING DO I HAVE TO DO?

As much or as little as you want. It’s your holiday.  You determine how much you want to ride. You can, on any day, choose to cut a ride short, miss a climb, only do the downhills, have a rest day or ask for more!  The van is always handy if you choose not to ride, and a guide is always willing to do some extra distance if you wish. You just need to ask.

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